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Every Child Thrives

The Every Child Thrives project launched in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya in August 2016. This project is a mass drug administration program, providing de-worming treatments and Vitamin A supplements to children from 5 – 59 months of age in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya.

Children in this age group are especially vulnerable to worm infections and Vitamin A deficiency, and national drug administration programs that are run through schools do not cover them. This gap in treatment puts them at risk for worm infections and Vitamin A deficiency that can cause any of the following:

  • Blindness
  • Stunted growth
  • Malnutrition
  • Anemia
  • Poor physical health
  • Reduced mental acuity

It is important to protect these children at high risk. Vitamin A deficiency often makes the effects of worm infections worse, and vice versa. By incorporating the administration of Vitamin A supplements into the program, we are able to ensure that these children have an even better chance of growing into healthy adults.

The project will be implemented by effect:hope, MAP International, Vitamin Angels, and Health ministries in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya.

Project Activities

  • Acquiring and distributing de-worming drugs for children
  • Training community members on the importance of de-worming & Vitamin A
  • Ensuring health systems are inclusive by training health workers to make the program child and disability-friendly
  • Raising awareness of worm infections and Vitamin A deficiency in communities

1.4 million boys and girls will receive de-worming treatments & Vitamin A supplements,

16.5 thousand health workers and volunteers will receive training, indirectly benefiting a total of 5.7 million people that the trained health workers & volunteers will serve.

Millions of lives can be changed through this project, but we will need your help.

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Program undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada